YouTube this week released a new way to promote your Google+ profile on YouTube, more options in the Annotations Editor, posting to Channel Feed and more:
Google+ profile on YouTube channel: To this end, the team at YouTube added a feature to let you promote your presence on G+.
Post videos, playlists to your own feed
You can now share videos and playlists in your Channel Feed by posting a Channel Bulletin. "When you're on your Feed tab you'll see a box "Post to Feed," where you can enter a comment and add a link to share a video or a playlist. When you've posted the bulletin, it will show up in your Channel Feed with your comment below the video. Viewers who are subscribed to your channel will be notified when you post to your feed in their homepage feed," explains YouTube.
Homepage and Channel Feeds update includes three main changes: 1) the video title is more prominent for upload and sharing events, 2) aggregated events now feature a "+more" button which will bring more attention to the event than the previously smaller notification and 3) adding videos to a playlist has a new cleaner styling.
Customizing videos is easier with added options to the Annotations Editor such as: a new annotation type, a full color palette and a new timeline. Also added annotation styles, which lets you choose a templated design to apply to your videos. You can now quickly pick a design for your annotation and apply it your video.
You can access these in the Editor by clicking the arrow next to any upload in the Video Manager.